Marjetica Potrč is an artist and architect, and professor at HFBK in Hamburg, Germany. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the Americas, including the Venice Biennial (1993, 2003, 2009) and the São Paulo Biennial (1996, 2006). She has shown her work regularly at the Galerie Nordenhake in Berlin and Stockholm since 2003; among her international important solo exhibitions are shows at the Guggenheim Museum in New York (2001) and the List Visual Arts Center at the MIT (2004). Her many on-site projects include Dry Toilet (Caracas, 2003) and The Cook, the Farmer, His Wife and Their Neighbour (Stedelijk goes West, Amsterdam, 2009). She has been a professor at the University of Fine Arts/HFBK in Hamburg, since 2011. Students of her course Design for the Living World engage in participatory practice during long-term residencies on locations such as Belgrade in Serbia and Soweto in South Africa. In Potrč’s view, the sustainable solutions that are implemented and disseminated by communities serve to empower these communities and help create a democracy built from below. Potrč has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Vera List Center for Arts and Politics Fellowship at The New School in New York (2007).